2005
DOI: 10.1590/s0104-11692005000500015 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: The study aimed at identifying nursing workers who were victims of eye accidents and the type of accident; describing the measures taken and proposing Health Education methods. A descriptive and exploratory study was carried out at a public maternity hospital from September 2002 to January 2003. Data were collected through direct observation of the environment and interviews with workers. Subjects were ten professionals (one nurse, two technicians and seven nursing auxiliaries) who were victims of work acciden… Show more

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“…The lighting, temperature, and adequate moisture during the working process reduces the level of stress of the team and, consequently, produces a significant improvement in the eye well-being and better performance in health care [3]. The employer must be aware of the environmental risks in the workplace, through the professional insertion of health in discussions and implementation of changes/improvements in the workplace.…”
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“…The main consequences of ocular exposure to various pathogens are irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, burning, swelling, inflammation, eye pain [3], which may progress to contamination of the palpebral fissure, as viral papilloma and conjunctivitis [9].…”
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“…In fact, these professionals, especially technicians and auxiliaries, are the ones most involved in severe accidents, due to their increased occupational exposure to potentially infectious body fluids like blood, due to their physical proximity to the patient, typical of the nursing care activity, and interrupted tasks of higienization, medication administration, handling and preparation of surgical instruments after use, handling of contaminated excretions and fomites, hectic rhythm required to perform tasks in time, the way the work is divided and organized, making them more vulnerable to occupational risks and OAs, as well as hazards due to exposure (2,9,(11)(12)(14)(15)(16)(17)(18) .…”
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“…Para Junior (2000), é importante minimizar o sofrimento, a morbidade e a mortalidade provocados por doenças e acidentes de trabalho. A educação, no ambiente de trabalho, serve de suporte para que os trabalhadores possam desempenhar suas funções com mais segurança e qualidade, constituindo-se como uma exigência de todos os serviços de assistência à saúde (ALMEIDA et al,2005).…”
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